WPI Hosts the SCUP Regional Conference

Halvorson Design is especially pleased to be attending the Society for College & University Planning's Northeast Regional Conference this year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Since 2012, our designers have been working with WPI to create dynamic landscapes that reinforce the university's identity, enliven the academic community and enhance campus connectivity in the Worcester hills. 

Learn more about our work at Worcester Polytech here, and look for us at the SCUP Conference, March 5 - 7th!

BSA Placemaking Network with Bob Uhlig

Join Bob Uhlig at the BSA's Placemaking Network event on January 23 for a discussion of the Wharf District Public Realm Vision. Bob will be joined by Marc Margulies (Wharf District Council President, Margulies Perruzzi Architects) and Jill Valdes Harwood (Boston Harbor Now) for this panel discussion. 

Sign up to attend: https://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/placemaking-network-41

Join Us at ABX!

Making Urban Spaces

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 10AM
ABX 2016 - BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Three experts in their field, including Halvorson Design president, Bob Uhlig, will present current trends in placemaking for urban public spaces. By engaging in lively discussion, the panel will answer questions such as how programming and design work together in an era of ever more crowded cities; how artwork can inform and influence park design; and how pop-up parks and temporary structures present opportunities and challenges to the landscape, to name a few. (This presentation is eligible for 1.5 LA CES credits through the BSLA.)

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.

Rising Sea Levels: Design Strategies for Waterfront Projects

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AT 8AM
ABX 2016 - BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Join Halvorson Design's Rob Adams and colleagues from Fort Point Associates and The Architectural Team as they discuss new ways of thinking in resiliency and urban design for successful waterfront redevelopment projects through the case study of Clippership Wharf, a mixed use development pursuing an aggressive 100-year resiliency strategy. The panel will examine strategies such as living shorelines and elevated public use areas to safeguard projects, increase resiliency, provide an attractive appearance and allow pedestrian access to waterfront development.

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.

Fall Events with Halvorson Design

The Halvorson Design team is participating in some of the great industry conferences coming this fall. If you are attending the ASLA Annual Meeting in New Orleans or if you're sticking closer to home for ABX 2016, be sure to find our leaders sharing their expertise.

Complete & Green:
Successful Case Studies in Multi-Modal / Green Infrastructure

Monday, October 24 at 3:30pm
ASLA Annual Meeting - Morial Convention Center, New Orleans

Using recent case studies with the City of Cambridge, Halvorson Design principal, Cynthia Smith, will focus on innovative strategies for multi-modal green infrastructure for urban streets. By bringing together diverse perspectives including a landscape architect, engineer and city official, this panel will compare various built projects and share lessons learned.

To attend this event, visit the ASLA Annual Meeting website.

Making Urban Spaces

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 10AM
ABX 2016 - BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Three experts in their field, including Halvorson Design president, Bob Uhlig, will present current trends in placemaking for urban public spaces. By engaging in lively discussion, the panel will answer questions such as how programming and design work together in an era of ever more crowded cities; how artwork can inform and influence park design; and how pop-up parks and temporary structures present opportunities and challenges to the landscape, to name a few. (This presentation is eligible for 1.5 LA CES credits through the BSLA.)

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.

Rising Sea Levels: Design Strategies for Waterfront Projects

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AT 8AM
ABX 2016 - BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Join Halvorson Design's Rob Adams and colleagues from Fort Point Associates and The Architectural Team as they discuss new ways of thinking in resiliency and urban design for successful waterfront redevelopment projects through the case study of Clippership Wharf, a mixed use development pursuing an aggressive 100-year resiliency strategy. The panel will examine strategies such as living shorelines and elevated public use areas to safeguard projects, increase resiliency, provide an attractive appearance and allow pedestrian access to waterfront development.

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.

Halvorson Design Develops Public Realm Vision for Wharf District

In an effort to improve public access and circulation in Boston's Wharf District, Halvorson Design worked with the Wharf District Council to devise a vision for the public realm at the intersection of the city's Financial and Seaport Districts. 

Read more in September's Boston Business Journal article:
http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/real_estate/2016/09/take-a-look-at-the-wharf-district-council-s.html

 

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"Extraordinary Placescapes" Exhibit Hits the Road

On October 6th, the Design Museum Boston will be debuting its traveling exhibition, “Extraordinary Placescapes,” in Portland, Oregon. The exhibit features the importance of place and how designers translate play objectives into innovative outdoor play environments. Included in the 40 case studies of exceptional spaces is Halvorson Design’s Appalachian Mountain Club Highland Center in Crawford Notch, NH. The Highland Center is a model of sustainable design on 26 acres and includes a learning playscape adjacent to the Lodge. If your travels find you in Portland this fall/winter season, stop by the Design Museum and experience this one-of-a-kind interactive exhibit.

Halvorson Design Welcomes Director of Marketing

Kristin joins Halvorson Design after managing marketing and proposal efforts at Arrowstreet. She has grown her marketing career in Boston's architectural and commercial real estate industries and views the development of urban environments through a holistic lens. Kristin strives to clearly communicate complex ideas to a wide audience and believes in the importance of developing strong relationships with clients and colleagues as a means of building successful projects. While at Arrowstreet, Kristin assisted with the launch of a robust social media campaign and fully integrated website. She is a member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Boston chapter and is an active participant in the Education Committee.

More about Kristin